Telling Time

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Telling Time

  1. 1. Telling Time
  2. 2. The Hands of Time The long hand is the minute hand. The short hand is the hour hand.
  3. 3. The Hands of Time There are 60 minutes 60 510 55 on a clock face. So, the minute hand is the 15 50 long hand. 45 20 40 2 35 30 5
  4. 4. The Hands of Time Count the numbers on the clock. There are only 12 hours on a clock face. So, the hour hand is the short hand.
  5. 5. The Hands of Time “Minute” is a long word, so the minute hand is a long hand. “Hour” is a short word, so the hour hour hand is a short hand.
  6. 6. The Hands of Time When the minute hand is pointing to 12, read the time as “o’clock”. In this case, the hour hand is pointing to the 3 and it is “three o’clock”.
  7. 7. Telling Time Now the minute hand is pointing to 12 and the hour hand is pointing to the 5. So, we read the time as “five o’clock”.
  8. 8. Telling Time Remember that the long hand is the minute hand. The short hand is the hour hand.
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